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>> this is a terrible failure of leadership. this is the nsa version of the obama apology talk. this is a successful program. the nsa program is successful. yesterday the president is allowing edward snowden to pull the puppet strings. this man is a traitor to our country and the president somehow feels he has to cater to him. for the last two months since this issue has been out there, the president has been awol,
wish he showed the same anger toward edward snowden as he did toward republicans on obama care. there was no outrage there when he was asked do you think he's a patriot? what do you mean you don't think he is? this man's a traitor. to me commander in chief should show much more war time leadership than has been show by the president on this issue.
that the president believes is positive. he was very passionate in defending obama care, going after the republicans, making it clear that if the republicans had their way, he said 30 million americans would not be eligible for affordable health care and he's clearly indicated he's willing to make a major fight on all of these issues. we're going to have extensive coverage coming up on "the lead." later i'll be back at 5:00 p.m. in "the situation room." but let's turn it over to john berman. he's picking up our coverage in "the lead." >> thank you so much, wolf. i'm john berman filling in for jake tapper while he's away. the president just wrapped up his press conference as you saw. he's expected to leave tomorrow for a week-long vacation with his family on martha's vineyard. he covered everything from the controversy over edward snowden and he had some fascinating words about mr. snowden to the investigation of benghazi and his constant battle with congressional republicans, especially over health care. we will delve into all the news and get reactions from top republicans. let's begin with jessica
? president obama doesn't seem to think so. in fact, he seems concerned it could happen again. >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. welco welcome to "the lead." >> terrifying moments today when shots forced frightened kids outside the classroom and anxious parents racing to the scene. david mattingly joins us live with the latest. david, what is the story? >> reporter: jake, you might be able to hear a big cheer going up in the parking lot of this shopping center away from the school. this is the staging area where the children are now being brought to be reunited with their parents. it's been a very tense couple of hours, parents very upset, even though they know from authorities everyone is okay. finally the school buses are arriving. can you see them behind me. we're going to push in here to get a closer look for you. those buses are coming directly from the school to reunite the children now with their parents. what authorities are telling us isn't much right now, other than there was a single male shooter on campus there at the school. we don't know his identity, we don't
thousands of times. what about the assurances president obama gave us a week ago. was he being, shall we say, selective with the truth? good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. welcome to "the lead." breaking news in our national lead. moments ago governor chris christie gave a conditional veto for medical marijuana for sick children. he says he is sending the bill back and asking for two changes and then he says he'll sign it. one change, instead of edible forms of marijuana available for everyone, he wants it available only for minors. and two, though adults using medical marijuana only need to sign off with one physician, he wants children to receive approval from both a pediatrician and a psychiatrist in order to be able to get medical mayrijuana and only one of them needs to be registered with the state. this came just two days after a father publicly confronted and asked him -- begged him to sign the bill on behalf of his ailing 2-year-old daughter, vivian. >> we've been trying to get in touch with you. we're wondering what the holdup is. it's been two months now. >> these are compli
afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. we begin with the world lead. right now president obama is speaking to troops and their families in california's camp pendleton, hess last stop on his trip out west. this as the world remains under a vaguely defined terror threat which led the state department to close 19 embassies around the world this week. the president was conspicuously quiet until last night when he broke his silence on "the tonight show." >> whenever we see a threat stream we think is specific enough that we can take some specific precautions within a certain time frame, then we do so. >> we first heard about these embassy closings until thursday, but until jay leno asked about it, the president let officials under him handle the public information side of this threat. >>> the alert was issued after a message was intercepted from ayman al swirli. zawahiri. so yemen is saying it foiled an al qaeda plot to capture oil and gas facilities, and seize two ports, but i can't help but notice the u.s. diplomatic post throughout the region remain closed. is it safe to assume that the u.s.
the obama administration has charged with leaking classified information to the media. those seven, more than twice, than all previous presidential administrations combined. >>> coming up next on "the lead" would you risk your life for a vacation? one prime minister is saying that's exactly what hair citizens are doing if they take a trip to -- the united states. >>> it's being called racist, and it hasn't aired yesterday. do the jokes on "dads" go too far? just by talking to a helmet. it grabbed the patient's record before we even picked him up. it found out the doctor we needed was at st. anne's. wiggle your toes. [ driver ] and it got his okay on treatment from miles away. it even pulled strings with the stoplights. my ambulance talks with smoke alarms and pilots and stadiums. but, of course, it's a good listener too. [ female announcer ] today cisco is connecting the internet of everything. so everything works like never before. humans. we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back, offering exclusive products l
? apparently when the obama administration refuses to say it is. our guest, senator john mccain, is breaking from the white house talking points on egypt, even though he just got back from a trip there at the president's behest. >>> also in national news, it kills a child every single minute. about half the world's population is in danger of contracting a deadly disease. but could there finally be a way but could there finally be a way to stop it? -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i'm john berman filling in for jake tapper today. we begin with the national lead. one section of the country is getting way too much rain. another, not nearly enough. here you can see rescuers carrying a baby just above floodwaters in nashville. crews throughout the southeast and midwest are racing to help people trapped by the torrential rains in those regions. missouri seeing some of the worst of it. we've been told flash flooding today in that state claimed the life of at least one person. a 60-year-old woman who was trying to drive across a bridge in mcdonald county when she was caught in the quickly r
attacks anyway. i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." the world lead, president obama, secretary of state hillary clinton and others blamed him for the deadly attacks on the compound in benghazi. they were wrong but he went to jail anyway for violating the terms of his parole. the mystery man behind the film "innocence of muslims." and they say their stop & frisk" policy fights crime. but they say the real crime is being black. and the money lead, it looks like the world has found a cure for its blackberry addiction. now you can't give these things away. what happened? >> good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." some movement on the terror case that paralyzed the nation. while dzhokhar tsarnaev is awaiting trial in a prison sell, two of his best friends were in court today, both 19-year-old natives of kazakhstan studying in the united states pleaded not guilty today to charges of obstruction of justice. they were arrested following the bombing after police said they took key evidence from tsarnaev's dorm room following the bombing. susan what can you tell us? >> jake, the hearing
obama declared that he is definitely, positively, without a doubt still considering his options. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed. i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken. in no event are we considering ne kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground that, would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act. >> now, just a short time before that, secretary kerry used language that sounded quite a bit more forceful as he gave the broad strokes outlining the evidence that the u.s. says it has on syria. >> it matters because if we choose to live in a world where a thug and a murderer like bashar al assad can gas thousands of his own people with impugnity, even after the united states and our allies said no and then the world does nothing about it, there will be no end to the test of our resolve. >> kerry also strongly indicated that the u.s. is willing to lead this effort after its
. >> and president obama will propose phasing out mortgage giants fannie and freddie but they back half the mortgages in this country so what does it mean for the value of your home? >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. we begin our world lead with this breaking news on a major terrorism investigation. for nearly a year, the family of those killed at the diplomatic post in benghazi have been waiting for answers. >> here's what she told him. >> the investigative team did not even try to contact him, he says. now there is major news about this suspect in the benghazi attacks. i want to welcome cnn's new justice reporter, evan perez, to "the lead." what you have learned? >> the first criminal charges have been filed, we've been told, in new york under seal. ackman is the person being charged and the investigation is continuing and they're still working on perhaps bringing charges against other individuals but this is a major individual in the case. >> and who is he? >> he is a leader of one of the many militias that the government is dependent upon to help manage libya because the government do
and a moral obscenity. on august 20, 2012, president obama said that the use of a, quote, whole bunch of chemical weapons in syria would be a red line. now almost exactly a year later tens of thousands of lives have been lost. secretary kerry now says the president is talking with members of congress and key allies to make an informed decision on a response. meanwhile, half of americans can't even find the country on a map. that is not an exaggeration. recent polls show overwhelmingly that americans simply do not want to get involved in syria. it should be noted also that secretary kerry's tough language came before inspectors from the united nations could return any findings from syria. those inspectors ran into some danger of their own while examining one of alleged sites of this chemical attacks. fred? >> reporter: it was a pretty tough day for the u.n. weapons inspectors but they said also quite a productive day. their car came under fire right after they left from the hotel they were staying at. they said all of this happened in the buffer zone between the area controlled by the
lead" starts right now. >>> the next few hours are crucial if the obama administration really plans to strike syria. i'm john berman and this is "the lead." the world lead. after complaining they're getting left in the dark, some lawmakers will soon hear what the administration has on syria. can the skeptics be won over? we'll talk to a lawmaker in the president's own party who is dead set against intervention. and would a strike on the syrian regime put us on the same side as al qaeda? would it trigger retaliation against u.s. ally israel? the complications of getting involved in another middle east complex. and the sports lead. they were once gods of gridiron who say the nfl profited off the trauma to their brains. now the league is paying up but is it enough for the thousands of players who say they will never be the same again? i'm john berman filling in for jake tapper today. we begin with the world lead and breaking news. just what does the u.s. have on assad? was he personally behind a chemical attack? two hours from now senior officials in the obama administration will brief
. it looks like president obama will move forward without u.n. approval. would they do it without the approval of congress too? >>> and also, in national news, he made the jury's job easy, showing no remorse for slaughtering 13 people at ft. hood. now it appears that nang middle hassan will get what many say he wanted all along -- a death sentence. >>> i'm john berman, filling in for jake tapper today. we begin with the the national lead. they came from all over the country, by car, by train, by bus, 250,000 people packed into the national mall here in washington, d.c. the day was hot, they marched through the nation's capital. they were standing in the sun mopping sweat from their brows when the moment arrived, when dr. martin luther king jr. shared his dream. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >>> it became clear that day with it wasn't clear already that change was coming. this was the scene at the national mall on that
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believed president obama when he told us democracy is the way to go. >> last -- >> we're being killed in the streets, sir. >> mr. dardery, the last question is do you think the muslim brother bears any responsibility for what's going on? we're told the clashes are not just sometimes between the protest e. and government, and i don't want to go into the history of morsi's rule, but obviously there are a lot of criticisms, millions protesting against morsi, against the muslim brother. do you think the muslim brotherhood doesn't bear any responsibility for what's going on? i want you see it is almost like us blaming the victims, sir. the muslim brotherhood -- it's not really the issue. it's the majority of egyptians now that are doing the sit-ins for 40 days not harming or hurting. they were saying to the rest of the world that democracy is the way to go. if the military -- the military is orchestrating all this, and we know the history -- the police are saying -- using elbaradei to -- and blame it on the islamists. that's a tactic of corrupt regimes, a tact is of police states. that wou
in with our political panel in the green room. hey, guys, senator tom coburn said that president obama is getting perilously close to the standard for impeachment? is there anything you want to warn me about? >> no, but it's been said keep your friends close and enemies closer. >> stick around for "the lead" coming up. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. humans. even when we cross our "ts" and dot our "i's", we still run into problems. that's why liberty mutual insurance offers accident forgiveness with our auto policies. if you qualify, your rates won't go up due to your first accident. because making mistakes is only human, and so are we. we also offer new car replacement, so if you total your new car, we'll give you the money for a new one. call liberty mutual insurance at... and ask us all about our auto features, like guaranteed repairs, where if you get into an ac
here, allison kosik. >> the obama administration sounding more hawk-like by the day. it's not waiting for inspectors to conclude whether syria killed 1,300 people last week with chemical weapon. as joe biden said just moments ago, minds are already made up. >> chemical weapons have been used. everyone acknowledges their use. there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> white house press secretary jay carney says that the president is still deciding what form the action will take. chuck hagel says a strike could happen immediately. >> but you are ready to go like that? >> we're ready to go like that. >> america's allies circling the wagons as well. british prime minister david cameron recalling parliament to discuss action. we want to talk about this with retired u.s. army major general and cnn analyst james "spider "marks and jeremy bash, the chief of staff for leon panetta and worked at the cia as well. chuck hagel said the su.s. is ready to act. with what, how and on what targets? >> i tell what you we're going to see
obama today announcing the u.s. is cancelling joint military exercises with egyptian forces after the egyptian government killed hundreds of people in clashes in the street. but usa to egypt, $1.5 billion, that's still flowing. and the national lead, new jersey governor chris christie has a medical marijuana bill on his desk. we'll talk to the desperate father who publicly confronted christie, begging him to sign the bill on behalf of his ailing young daughter. >>> good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." we'll begin with the money lead. you hear that? the closing bell on wall street and not a moment too soon. the dow fell off a cliff today, plunging more than 200 points before it was all said and done and a big part of the blame goes to the world's largest retailer. i want to get right to allison. what does walmart have to do with it? >> investors reacted to disappointing deadlines from two big companies, one cisco systems saying it's cutting 4,000 jobs, an economy that the ceo called challenging. cisco said it was cutting those jobs because it's trying to save money. it'
on public web sites for the world to see. at the time of the leaks, the obama administration said there would be deadly repercussions against those having cooperated with the u.s. troops. yesterday in court the retired brigadier general who led the defense intelligence agency task force to investigate what actual damage there was, he was asked if he could name anyone who was harmed because of the release of the document. he could not. >> something has the state department worried enough to shut down u.s. embassies around the world this weekend. the state department said it is issuing a broad warning to close on sunday and possibly for additional days over what one senior administration official tells me are potential terrorist threats. we're getting towards the end of ramadan, the holy month in the islamic calendar and violence has accompanied that in the past, which the senior administration official suggested may have something to do with this announcement. coming up, he's a free man, if you consider living under putin's thumb free. we'll take a look at what edward snowden's opt
in the period from about 2004 to 2009. when the obama administration came in, it realized it had a big problem with al qaeda in yemen. we saw some improvements in terms of counterterrorism cooperation in the late 2009, 2011 period. then they had their hour of spring and president -- came into power and replaced -- and he's been a much more aggressive partner. the fact is aqap remains the most capable al qaeda affiliate out there and the only one that i would say really has the desire and the capability to launch attacks outside of its own country. >> president obama met yet the president of yemen. what could be so broad about this threat that the u.s. would close 21 em babassies and con s lats in the region? >> the breadth of that action probably reflects some uncertainty about what's threatened and the actual gee graphical focus of it. we're coming up on april 7th. it's the 15th anniversary of the east africa bombings in 1998 when al qaeda operatives targeted our embassies. that was a catalytic moment. it was a moment when al qaeda established its hallmark of multiple simultaneous attacks. i
, as we mentioned earlier and prompting officials that the obama administration said was on the run is running right towards us. the newest messages by senior al qaeda members show the urging of an attack may be complete. >> some individuals who are making plan such as we saw before 9/11, whether they are going to be suicide deaths that are used or whether they're planning on vehicle-borne cars, we don't know. >> counterterrorism officials were paying plenty of attention because of a rash of brazen prison breaks in three countries, freeing hundreds of extremists. july 26, nearly 1,200 inmates were set free in benghazi, libya. july 30th, pakistan, taliban gunmen freed 200 inmates. want it just recently we were told that al qaeda was all but left for dead? >> today al qaeda is on its heels and osama bin laden is dead. >> from the attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya, to the armed takeover of a gas facility in algeria that killed three americans. >> after benghazi, these al qaeda types are really on steroids thinking we're weaker and they're stronger. >> plus those jail breaks
reed, who is talking about republican efforts to kill obama care. let's take a listen. >> it's been obvious that they're doing everything they can to make him fail. and i hope, i hope that it's -- and i say this seriously -- i hope that it's based on substance, not the fact that he's african-american. >> the on black lawmaker in the senate, south carolina senator tim scott saying, quote, i hope senator reed will realize the offensive nature of his remarks and apologize to those who disagree with his policies because of one thing, they are hurting hard working american families. van, why did senator reed say that? how much do you think opposition to obama is based on the fact that obama is african-american? >> well, you know, it's very hard to know and i think that -- i don't think senator reed had to go in that direction at this moment. it is very, very difficult. let's not forget bill clinton when he tried to do health care, he got beat up really bad, too. he and hillary clinton got pummelled and hurt very badly. health care is a very tough issue for democrats to move in this count
should do. 51% believes president obama should cut off aid to egypt or the congress should, the u.s. government should and in terms of president obama's stance toward the egyptian military, 50% say he's not being tough enough, 6% too tough, 12% about right, 32% don't know. a plurality saying president obama is not being tough enough. what's your position? >> i think the united states has been confused about egypt for a very long time, after decades of supporting dictator like mubarak for the safety of stability at the expense of the american people. i would like to see the military aid cut because all these billions of dollars are going towards an army that is not at war with anyone but is using weapons against jiptsians. i want to remind your viewers of something that comes up. the $1.3 billion that goes to the egyptian army goes toward buying u.s.-made weapons. it goes right back into the arms manufacturing in the u.s. if you're seeing reluctance, you have to remember why, because the money goes back towards buying u.s. weapons. so i think the u.s. administration must -- allies
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